MAIBC offers a wide range of personal and commercial insurance products throughout Ontario.
PERSONAL AND COMMERCIAL AUTO
Protection for your auto in case of accident, damage or theft, including liability and medical coverage.
Property insurance to protect your home, detached outbuildings and your personal property, in addition to liability coverage.
Protection for your home, farm buildings, personal property and liability in addition to machinery and livestock.
General liability insurance to cover risks such as injuries, accidents or claims of negligence.
Insurance designed to protect your building, office, inventory, outdoor signage, landscaping and additional structures.
Coverage for things that may happen while travelling, such as trip cancellations, interruptions, health emergencies or lost luggage.
Our experienced team is ready to serve you. Let us show you how our commitment to excellence can make a difference for your insurance experience.
Nettie Friessen, R.I.B. (Ont.)
I was born in Bolivia and at the age of four I moved to Leamington, Canada with my parents. We lived here for ten years and then my family moved back to Bolivia. As a teenager, I realized that I loved Bolivia but my heart was in Leamington, so I moved back to Canada on my own.
I worked in the restaurant industry in Leamington for many years but decided to make a career change when I saw the opportunity advertised at MAIBC. I studied the insurance business and obtained a RIBO licence. I am eager to continue studying insurance to enhance my skills.
I’m excited to be doing something I enjoy and am looking forward to helping our clients with their insurance needs. I speak English, low German (Plautdietch) and some Spanish. You can reach me at 519-325-1122.
In my spare time, I am enjoying having weekends off and am learning to play the piano!
My name is Wendy Meecham. I was born in Mississauga Ontario, however, I moved to Cambridge as a child. I love Cambridge and am proud to call it home. I graduated with a certificate from the Recreation and Leisure Program at Conestoga College in 2013. Once I graduated, I decided to do some travelling before embarking on my career. I spent 6 months living on Kauai, which is one of the Hawaiian Islands. During my time there I spent my days enjoying some of my favourite hobbies which include hiking, paddle boarding, and visiting local farmers markets.
Throughout my career there is one common factor that I have carried with me – I love to help and assist others the best way that I can! Friends and family would describe me as a social butterfly who can adapt to any situation, which is why it is no surprise that two of my main strengths are customer service and problem solving. I joined the MAIBC team as the Receptionist in December 2019. Even though I am brand new to the insurance industry, my motivation and eagerness to challenge myself and learn new skills is an asset to the company. As I continue to work for MAIBC, I plan to successfully complete the RIBO License Course so that I can enhance my career and better assist our clients. If you require any assistance or would just like to call to say hello and introduce yourself, please do not hesitate to give me a call!
*Wendy is currently on maternity leave until January 2022.
Stephen Obratov, R.I.B. (Ont.)
I recently completed fifteen years of military service where I took part in overseas and domestic operations for the Canadian Armed Forces. I knew that after my service, I wanted to continue to assist the public in my next career move.
This is why I chose to become an insurance broker. I completed the Basic Broker course with the Insurance Institute of Canada in 2019. My Insurance career began shortly after when I became a proud member of the MAIBC team. Now, as a personal lines service broker, I help support and maintain accounts for new and existing clients.
I am also a graduate of Engineering and Technology from the Mohawk College civil program. My education helps me understand the technical side of your business.
I am enjoying helping clients with their insurance needs and you can reach me at 519-745-1629.
Sherifa Ishmail, R.I.B. (Ont.)
My name is Sherifa Ishmail. I immigrated to Canada from Guyana with my immediate family. Guyana is a very small country located in South America and is home to Kaieteur Falls, the highest one drop waterfall in the world. I am an adventurous person and have always had a passion for fashion. My mischievous but adorable two boys always keep me on my toes, but thankfully my husband is always there to assist.
Growing up, I never thought my career would lead me to insurance as my passion was always in accounting. I graduated with a diploma in 2012 at Trios College in the Business Administration and Accounting Specialist course. At the beginning of my career, I went from being a Receptionist to a Filing Clerk and then I found myself as the Client Service Representative with a claims adjusting company. That’s where I fell in love with and developed my passion for insurance! Not only was it challenging, but there were also countless opportunities to learn something new which has kept me motivated to this day.
In 2015, I moved on to work for Max Insurance as an Underwriting Assistant / Receptionist, where I was able to enhance my career. After 3 years with Max Insurance, I joined MAiBC as a Receptionist. With hard work and dedication, I was promoted to my current role as a Service Broker after successfully obtaining a RIBO Licence.
MAiBC is a great company to work for and I have the best co-workers you can think of. I am a very friendly and understanding person, so should you have any insurance inquiries or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’ll be happy to assist you!
*Sherifa is currently on maternity leave.
Marcia Bastias, R.I.B. (Ont.)
My parents immigrated from Chile in 1975 and I was fortunate to have been born in Canada. Our family has been fortunate to call Canada home and we are grateful for the opportunities that have been presented to us here.
I began my career in 2002 as a licensed insurance professional in personal lines insurance. After a number of years, I transitioned into commercial lines. I joined MAIBC in 2020 as a commercial account manager and am looking forward to getting to know our commercial clients. My main goal is to develop relationships with our clients in order to provide the very best service for them. I believe trust is key when I am providing guidance about insurance options. Our business relationships together with my insurance acumen will enable clients to make informed decisions about the insurance coverage they need for their businesses.
My spare time is spent with my family, friends and my beloved dog, Kitsu. My biggest passion is being active and this includes, cycling, yoga & power lifting/weight training. It feeds the body and soul!
Brent Smith, R.I.B. (Ont.)
I have been licensed since 2010 as an insurance Agent and then Broker. I have gained my experience working with several different types of insurance companies. I serve personal, farm and commercial clients and through my past experiences, believe that Mutual Aid Insurance Brokers Company (MAIBC) enables me to offer our clients many options to choose from.
I enjoy meeting new people and the relationships that are built along the way. It is very important to me to understand my client’s needs and expectations so that I can create a competitive policy that will offer the right coverage. I take the time to ensure that clients understand what they are being covered for.
I grew up in the small town of Dresden ON, in a close family environment and now live in Chatham ON. I have been married for 25 yrs and we have two boys. I am a very competitive person so in my spare time you can find me playing hockey, baseball or golf.
If you are looking for insurance in the Chatham-Kent and surrounding areas, please contact me regarding all your insurance needs.
866-727-9798 Ext. 1127 .
John Wall, R.I.B. (Ont.)
In 2015 I started my career in the insurance industry. In early fall 2017 I joined forces with MAIBC, working out of their Leamington office. I am fluent in both English and Low German Mennonite which is an asset in my area. I enjoy helping people so I can give them peace of mind for what matters most. My goal is to help you determine the right insurance coverages to fit your specific needs.
Prior to working in insurance, I spent 20 years in the auto industry. I enjoy watching a good hockey game (GO LEAFS), camping, fishing and spending time with my family.
Call me for a quote. I would love to help you with your insurance needs!
1-866-727-9798 Ext. 8005
Hayley Eagar, R.I.B. (Ont.)
I hold an Associate’s Degree in International Trade from Sir. Sanford Fleming College. I have a passion for travel that began in childhood, but flourished in College when I partook in an exchange to Mexico City to study International Business at UVM Lomas Verdes, followed by a class that took me across seven European countries to study International Trade and Law. Now as a wife and mother, I enjoy sharing the world with my family.
I joined Mutual Aid Insurance Brokers in the summer of 2017 and will serve you from our Whitby location. I enjoy explaining the complexities of personal and commercial insurance policies and aim to provide consistency of service for our clients.
Contact us for a quote, anywhere in Ontario!
1-866-727-9798 Ext. 2270
Andrew Eager, CAIB, R.I.B. (Ont.)
I have been selling insurance since 2010 and joined Mutual Aid Insurance Brokers Company in December of 2012. I love the flexibility that being an insurance broker provides, one size (or company) does not fit all when it comes to your insurance!
In my spare time I like to spend time with my family, golf, play tennis, and walk our two golden retrievers.
Are you looking for insurance in the York-Durham area? Contact me for a quote today!
19 Duggan Avenue
Whitby, ON L1M 1H9
Bruce Casler, BA, CAIB, R.I.B. (Ont.)
I began my career as an insurance broker with the family owned brokerage where I gained experience in both personal and commercial insurance. I am a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and hold the Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker designation. I have a passion for assisting clients with understanding their insurance requirements.
I live on a small farm with horses and a riding stable near Delaware.
Need a quote in the London area? Contact me today!
21211 Burwell Road
Mount Brydges, ON N0L 1W0
Justina Friesen, R.I.B. (Ont.)
I am an insurance Broker with Mutual Aid Insurance Brokers Company in Leamington, Ontario. I started my insurance career in 2015. Previously, I owned and operated my own income tax business in Leamington for 20 years. I really enjoy meeting and working with people and serving in the industry gives me many opportunities to meet with people from the community. I also speak German which helps to fill the need for many of the German-speaking population in the Leamington area. On my off time I like to spend time with my family, listening to music, camping, going for walks and sightseeing.
Rufen Sie mich an Ich würde gerne Ihnen zu helfen.
11 Russell Street
Leamington, ON N8H 1T7
Marlene Neufeld, CAIB, R.I.B. (Ont.)
I began my insurance career with MAIBC in 2008 as a personal and commercial lines broker. My office is located in the Niagara region where I specialize in meeting clients at their home or place of business. I enjoy helping people with their different insurance needs and making sure they understand what they are purchasing. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband. Together we pour ourselves into our family and adore watching our grandchildren at their different sporting events. I enjoy gardening, walking and taking care of our pets on our hobby farm.
Are you looking for insurance in the Niagara region? Contact me for a quote today!
Ridgeway, ON L0S 1N0
Linda Van Bergen, CAIB, R.I.B. (Ont.) Principal Broker
Linda Van Bergen, CAIB, R.I.B. (Ont.)
I have lived in Niagara-on-the-Lake most of my life and count it a blessing to live in such a pretty town that is surrounded by beautiful orchards and vineyards! My insurance career began in Virgil at a small family brokerage where I worked for 15 years. Over the span of my career, I have completed Level 3 RIBO licencing and have attained the CAIB insurance designation.
In 2008, I moved to Baden, Ontario to join MAIBC and served there for 5 years before moving back to Virgil where I continue to serve our clients from my home office. The best part of being back in Virgil is being close to my family and the friends I grew up with.
What drew me to MAIBC and keeps me passionate about working for them is that I can identify with the core values of the organization. We care about family – yours and ours. We have compassion for our customers and take seriously the responsibility we have in protecting what’s important to you and in giving you peace of mind. I enjoy my work and value the relationships I have made with my coworkers and customers over the span of my career. It’s a GREAT day when I can help someone!
In my time off, I like to spend time with family and friends. I enjoy reading, cooking and baking, hiking, watching sunsets, travelling and camping, swimming and volunteer work.
Give me a call with your insurance questions. I’d love to hear from you and would consider it a privilege to serve you!
25 Diana Drive, Box 1157
Virgil, ON L0S 1T0
Phone: 905-650-0607 or 519-279-1551
Ashley Bauman, R.I.B (Ont) Service Broker, Manager of Operations
I began my career at MAIBC as receptionist, and over the last 4 years I have been promoted to Service Broker and as of today, Team Lead Service Broker. I truly enjoying managing our client’s individual needs with emphasis on professionalism and long-term relationship building as well overseeing our Service Team. With WOW service, I am happy to assist you with all your Insurance and administrative needs.
I am currently working towards obtaining my full CAIB Designation. When I am not in our Kitchener head office, I enjoy spending time outdoors with family seeking new adventures and making memories no matter what the season is!
Are you looking for insurance in the Mitchell, Stratford, Tavistock, Woodstock, New Hamburg or Kitchener-Waterloo area? If so, please contact me today!
50 Queen St. North, Suite 705
Kitchener, ON N2P 6H4
Toll Free: 866-727-9798
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